Report of the ECA/UNCTAD seminar on multinational trade negotiations : Addis Ababa, 13 - 24 January 1975
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The African Regional Seminar on Multilateral Trade Negotiations (MTN) was held in Addis Ababa from 13 to 24 January 1975. It was jointly organized lay the Economic Commission for Africa and the UNCTAD/Multilateral Trade Negotiations Project, It had as its purpose to inform officials of African Countries, planning, to participate in the MTN, of the background of the MTN, to acquaint the participants with the major trade policy issues and problems to be dealt with in these negotiations and the relevant negotiating techniques, to keep them informed of the work of GATT, UNCTAD, ECA. And other organizations in connexion with the forthcoming MTN, to formulate a common African approach to the negotiations and to relate this approach to the positions and approaches of other developing countries. The Seminar provided an opportunity for officials from the African countries to become more fully acquainted with all aspects of the MTN, with a view to making their participation effective and useful.